Prosecutor urges jail for Penn State ex-president in sex abuse scandal

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., Jun 2 : Prosecutors urged a judge to sentence Pennsylvania State University’s former president to jail on Friday for his role in covering child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach convicted of molesting 10 boys. Graham Spanier, once the nation’s highest paid public school president, and […]

Death penalty phase closes in Pennsylvania trooper sniper case

By Joe McDonald MILFORD, Pa., Apr 27 : The question of whether Eric Frein should be put to death for murdering a state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that launched a massive manhunt went to a Pennsylvania jury following closing arguments yesterday. The same jury at Pike County Courthouse last week convicted Frein, 33, […]

Judge dismisses case against former wrestling star in 1983 death

By Alex Dobuzinskis Undated, Jan 4 : A judge ended a murder case against ex-professional wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in Pennsylvania, after ruling him mentally incompetent to stand trial over the 1983 death of his girlfriend, media reports said. Yesterday Lehigh County Judge Kelly L Banach granted a request from Snuka’s attorney to end the […]

Green Party’s Stein drops Pennsylvania presidential recount petition

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec 3 :Green Party candidate Jill Stein abruptly dropped her petition for a recount of all votes cast in the U.S. presidential election in Pennsylvania after a judge ordered her campaign to post a $1 million bond, court documents showed on Saturday. But her team vowed to continue the fight […]

Paterno son denies new allegations about his late father in Sandusky case

By Barbara Goldberg UNDATED May 7 : A son of the late Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno dismissed as “bunk” a new court document alleging his father knew that his assistant Jerry Sandusky engaged in child sexual abuse as far back as 1976. In a Twitter post yesterday, Scott Paterno denied that “Papa” […]

Judge hears Sandusky’s petition on child sex abuse conviction

By David DeKok BELLEFONTE, Pa, May 2 : Jerry Sandusky, shackled and dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, appeared in court today in a bid to overturn his child sex abuse conviction, but the judge was skeptical about the former Penn State football coach’s petition for a hearing. With his initial appeals exhausted, Sandusky wants […]